Taking the Heat, Once Again

He can't come right out and say it, but Chee Soon Juan must have known all along he would lose. And by Sunday morning it was official: the leader of Singapore's leading opposition party had been beaten. In fact, opposition politicians had won just 2 seats in the 84-seat Singaporean Parliament. Why then did Chee go through what he knew from personal experience would be a harrowing election campaign, one that would bring wounding personal attacks and possibly yet another crippling defamation suit? "Yes, the situation is very unfavorable to us, but you've got to keep chipping away," he says. "One...

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